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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/27/12


Elway 'Excited About Where We Sit'
On Thursday, the Broncos traded out of the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, picking up an extra selection.

NFL draft: Broncos' telephone ringing despite position - The Denver Post
The Broncos didn't make a selection Thursday, but team executive John Elway said it was a busy night in the draft room.

Broncos trade out of first round of NFL draft - The Denver Post
As the draft droned on and the Denver Broncos slid down the board, John Elway's cellphone buzzed yet again.

Denver Broncos Videos

Bengals Take Zeitler 27th - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay breaks down the Bengals' selection of Kevin Zeitler with the 27th pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Browns Take Weeden 22nd - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay breaks down the Browns' selection of Brandon Weeden with the 22nd pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Steelers Take DeCastro 24th - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay breaks down the Steelers' selection of David DeCastro with the 24th pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Chargers Take Ingram 18th - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay breaks down the Chargers' selection of Melvin Ingram with the 18th pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Bengals Take Kirkpatrick 17th - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay breaks down the Bengals' selection of Dre Kirkpatrick with the 17th pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Chiefs Take Poe 11th - ESPN Video - ESPN
odd McShay breaks down the Chiefs' selection of Dontari Poe with the 11th pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Browns Select Richardson 3rd - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay breaks down the Browns' selection of Trent Richardson with the third pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Blackmon Shares Big Day With Biggest Fan - ESPN Video - ESPN
Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon is joined by his friend, cancer patient Olivia Hamilton, as he discusses his NFL Draft day.

Denver Broncos Blogs

MaxDenver " Draft Day 1: Broncos Trade Down, Then Out of Round 1
John Elway said he was open to trades — "preferably" down. He got his wish.

MaxDenver " Elway: ‘I Feel for the Fans’
Throughout the month, the Broncos encouraged fans to gather at a downtown watering hole to inhale appetizers, imbibe cocktails and eagerly await their team’s first-round pick.

Ravens, Broncos trade pick quality for quantity in NFL draft -
On a night when dozens of other teams welcomed at least one newcomer to the fold, the Baltimore Ravens had no one to greet with a handshake and a fresh new jersey.

Division News

Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe has no plans to sign franchise tag -
Kansas City Chiefs wideout Dwayne Bowe has no plans to sign his franchise tag soon

Kansas City Chiefs go with Dontari Poe at No. 11 in NFL draft -
The Kansas City Chiefs filled one of their biggest needs with a massive gamble.

Raiders sit for now, wait to make first pick of 2012 NFL Draft -
The Oakland Raiders had a quiet first day of the 2012 NFL Draft, with no pick in the first round. - Chargers hope Ingram isn't second coming of English
Three years ago, the Chargers took a pass rusher described as "a natural athlete … news: Browns rebuild in NFL draft with Weeden, Richardson
The reconstruction of the Cleveland Browns' offense continues.

Dre Kirkpatrick goes to Cincinnati Bengals with Palmer trade pick -
Cincinnati added to its already bursting collection of top cornerbacks Thursday night by taking Alabama's Dre Kirkpatrick with the 17th overall pick. - Hard to quibble with Steelers' pick
"You shouldn't miss on a first-rounder," Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said at the Steelers' predraft press conference this week. "To me, that's a given." - Bengals add youth, talent to CB corps
The Bengals play Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown and Co. twice a season. They also have to deal with the Ravens, who have the strong-armed Joe Flacco, the swift Torrey Smith, the tough Anquan Boldin and a good, young TE tandem in Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta.

NFL News

AP Sources - Suspending Pro Bowl an Option -
Have NFL fans seen the last of the Pro Bowl?

Report: NFL, union agree to rookie salary pool | ProFootballTalk
When players are drafted tonight, they won’t have to wait that long to start negotiating contracts with their new teams.

Jerry Jones: Cap penalty didn’t hurt free agency | ProFootballTalk
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will be fighting the cap penalties imposed on his team before a mediator next month, but he said Wednesday that the penalties didn’t hinder his team in free agency.

Free Agency - Steelers re-sign QB Leftwich
The Steelers re-signed QB Byron Leftwich to a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday evening.

The Draft

The top 10 draft prospects available after round one | ProFootballTalk
Thursday’s first round included quite a few surprises.

2012 NFL draft -- Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots part of eight-trade 1st round - ESPN
With so much wheeling and dealing, maybe the NFL draft should move to Wall Street.

Janoris Jenkins garnering second-round interest in NFL draft -
Numerous teams are looking to trade up to the start of the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft so they can take North Alabama cornerback Janoris Jenkins, team executives said Thursday night.

Luck Admits Replacing Manning, His 'Hero,' Is Impossible -
New Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck admits he could never replace Peyton Manning, his football idol growing up.

For N.F.L. Seeking Specialists, an Army of Extras -
This year’s N.F.L. draft is full of elite prospects who have been the topic of constant debate since the college bowl season ended.

Claiborne says he completed only 15-to-18 Wonderlic questions | ProFootballTalk
One of the more surprising stores in advance of the draft related to the score generated by cornerback Morris Claiborne on the Wonderlic test.

Colts reportedly interested in trading picks, Dwight Freeney | ProFootballTalk
The transition to a 3-4 defense has left the Colts with a lot of work to do on the defensive side of the ball.

Go Broncos!